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Is mouthwash important for your teeth?


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2004-10-28 15:51:28
2004-10-28 15:51:28

This is what the ADA says: While some study results indicate the use of a mouth rinse can be as effective as flossing for reducing plaque between the teeth, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing twice a day and cleaning between the teeth with floss or interdental cleaners once each day to remove plaque from all tooth surfaces. Plaque is responsible for both tooth decay and gum disease. Regarding the studies, the authors concluded that in patients with mild to moderate gingivitis (early gum disease), rinsing twice a day with the antiseptic mouth rinse was as effective as flossing for reducing plaque and gingivitis between the teeth. The studies did not examine whether the mouth rinse had the same effect as floss on reducing tooth decay or periodontitis (advanced gum disease).

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It is recommended that mouthwash be used after brushing your teeth.

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Well, not really. I brush my teeth with Biotene Mouthwash, the i wash my mouth with Act Anticavity Mouthwash. Hope this helps! :)

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brush your teeth! brush your teeth! and floss! dont forget to floss! and rinse with mouthwash! dont forget the mouthwash! and how about that toothpaste! make sure you brush after EVERY MEAL!

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Usually after. You brush your teeth to get rid of the things that your brush can reach, and then mouthwash to get to smaller crevices and to freshen your breath.

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Mouthwash is a good addition to brushing teeth for dental health. The mouthwash soaks the mouth and goes in between teeth, killing some bacteria the toothbrush missed.


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